She said good-bye to them all, and at last
turned her face to the side where her best-beloved had lain, and for over an hour she prayed.
So the woodman at last
said he would sell Tom to the strangers for a large piece of gold, and they paid the price.
So at last
he had given up, reserving his particular bit of exquisite mental torture for the last moment, when, just before the savage spears of the cannibals should for ever make the object of his hatred immune to further suffering, the Russian planned to reveal to his enemy the true whereabouts of his wife whom he thought safe in England.
Some say that she did it in all kindness of heart; while others aver that she was none other than the former Sheriff's daughter, and found her revenge at last
in this cruel deed.
It was hot and stifling work, but at last
I reached a point where the fire lit up the corridor sufficiently for me to see that no soldier of Helium lay between me and the conflagration--what was in it or upon the far side I could not know, nor could any man have passed through that seething hell of chemicals and lived to learn.
Dounia saw at last
that it was hard to deceive her and came to the conclusion that it was better to be absolutely silent on certain points; but it became more and more evident that the poor mother suspected something terrible.
Before that, we had got the treasure stowed and had shipped enough water and the remainder of the goat meat in case of any distress; and at last
, one fine morning, we weighed anchor, which was about all that we could manage, and stood out of North Inlet, the same colours flying that the captain had flown and fought under at the palisade.